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Published On: Sun, Nov 12th, 2017

What Modi ji says about us, we will not go beyond certain point Says Rahul

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maxresdefaultAHMEDABAD : Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi said on Sunday that he and his party may criticise the Bharatiya Janata Party and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for their “mistakes”, but will not disrespect the position of the prime minister the way they did when they were in opposition.

“We may spot Modi’s faults or disturb the BJP but we won’t disrespect the PM’s position. When Modiji was in opposition he would disrespect the PM. This is the difference between us and them. No matter what Modi says about us we will not go beyond a certain point as he is our Prime Minister,” Gandhi said while interacting with the social media volunteers of the Congress at Ambaji in Banaskantha district of North Gujarat. He is in Gujarat for the fourth phase of Congress’s Navsarjan Yatra ahead of the state elections in December.
Rahul Gandhi said despite “differences with BJP and PM” the Congress will never “disrespect the position of PM the way BJP used to do while in opposition.” Mr. Gandhi interacted with social media volunteers and activists of the Congress party in Palanpur.
Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said that while he might spot faults by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he would never disrespect the position held by the latter.  Addressing a public meeting in Banaskantha in poll-bound Gujarat, the Congress leader said, “When Modi ji was in opposition, he used to speak with disrespect about Prime Minister.”
“That is the difference between us and them. No matter what Modi says about us, we will not go beyond certain point,” he added. He said that the Congress party might disturb the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by spotting Modi’s faults but would never disrespect the Prime Minister of the country.However, he went on to attack the Prime Minister saying, “But we speak the truth and this is a fact ki Gujarat mein vikas pagal ho gaya hai”.
“Whatever we do, spot Modi’s faults or disturb BJP, we won’t disrespect PM’s position. When Modi-ji was in the opposition he used to speak with disrespect about PM,” he said, stressing that there is a “difference between us and them. No matter what Modi says about us, we’ll not go beyond a certain point as he is the Prime Minister.” “The position of the Prime Minister represents the people of India so we will never disrespect that position,” he added.
The Gandhi scion also used the opportunity to clarify that his tweets on political issues are his own. He, however, consults a group of 3-4 people, who help in fine tuning his suggestion. Several questions have been raised in the recent past over sudden change of tone in Rahul Gandhi’s tweet and also a spike in his retweets and followers.
This came a day after the Congress vice president reiterated his attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Goods and Services Tax (GST), tweeting “India does not need a Gabbar Singh tax”. “India does not need a Gabbar Singh Tax. We want a true GST. Congress, along with the people of India, fought for and ensured reduction in items in 28% bracket. Next we will fight for one rate, with a cap at 18%. If BJP doesn’t do it, Congress will,” he added. Rahul Gandhi is on a three-day visit to Gujarat.

On Saturday, the first day of his visit, Rahul visited the Swaminarayan Akshardham temple and Ambaji temple in Gandhinagar. After arriving in Gujarat Saturday morning, Rahul Gandhi went straight to Akshardham temple in Gandhinagar, and offered prayers to Lord Swaminarayan. The video of him praying at the temple was also shared on social media. (with Agency Inputs ).

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